Energy Assistance

The federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps households pay the cost of home energy. The program is not designed to pay for all heating costs.

Homeowners and renters, at 200% of federal poverty guidelines, can apply.


To participate, you must make an appointment with Catholic Charities between July and March of each year for a personal interview. It is important to make your appointment early, and keep your scheduled appointment in order for you to get help.

All heating and cooling sources, including electricity, gas, oil, kerosene, wood, propane, natural gas, and coal are eligible. To see if your family income falls within the program guidelines, click here.

LIHEAP Assistance

You can now start your LIHEAP application online. To get started, click here.

ASSIST is a website that allows individuals and community-based organizations access to screen and apply for a broad range of social service programs, including LIHEAP. You will still need to make an appointment to finish your application, but this website helps you start the process and gives you phone numbers, as well as a list of documents you will need at your application appointment.

For more information, please contact the Catholic Charities location nearest you.

New Castle County Office

2601 W 4th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901

Sussex County Office
404 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Click here to send an email for more information.

Click here for a list of documents you must bring to your first appointment.

You can also call the Delaware Helpline at 211 or 800-464-HELP (800-464-4357),
or contact your local State Service Center.

To report cases of suspected waste, fraud and abuse, click here.